I have been shut in over the past year.
While I used to hang out with friends on the weekends, that completely ended when the pandemic started.
Now I never see anyone besides employees at the few arenas I still have to visit in guy. I buy special allergen face masks off the internet because I actually don’t want to get sick. I want a mask that not only protects others from me, but also myself and others from other people. My state has been lax with its instruction as well as the few restrictions that were imposed at the beginning of the pandemic suddenly dissolved amid political blowback from high ranking members of government. Thankfully the dealers in our state were smart enough to mirror their instruction here from other states so they’re being consistent with all of their customers. To this day, Target still stations an employee at their front door at all minutes while they’re open each day to stop anyone from entering without a mask. Walmart gave up on this policy mere months into the pandemic. But you won’t ever find maskless customers in a Target. Thankfully, my HVAC contractor shares similar values. They know how scarce central air systems are to their customers’ health, particularally with a pandemic driven by an airborne virus that spreads from respiratory particles. That’s why their workers are consistently wearing masks when they visit your house for maintenance or repairs. I know bad for the last HVAC worker who came to my condo because he had to work in the attic for 2 minutes during one of the hottest times of the day. And despite how much he was covered in sweat, he never removed his mask. He tried to refuse it, but I gave him a small tip that day.